For the first time ever I just deleted a blog post. I got up at 4 am, flew to Oakland, drove to Santa Rosa, spent the day with the YackPack team, and then drove back to the airport, where my flight was delayed for 2 hours (wind problems), and so, while waiting for my flight, I posted something about Alan Kay’s lecture last week and how people today aren’t taught to think and then I went off on something about how smart our ancestors were. I was pretty hammered after a long day and not in a great mood, so my post didn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Then I got an email on my blackberry with a comment from a good friend who challenged my argument, and I got to thinking about it, and I decided my post was really quite a thoughtless one, not backed up by any research or scholarship at all, so I decided to retract it. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before. But I’ll put some more thought into this subject and post something later that is more substantial.
I guess this is kind of like repenting for a blogger.